Firearms Instruction Industry
Firearms education is a staple of the firearms industry, as any lawful gun owner will tell you. There are thousands of courses – run by accredited, responsible instructors – on how to properly use and store firearms. These courses also offer self-defense, which is helpful and necessary for obtaining concealed carry permits in many states.
Many businesses offer the instruction necessary to meet the various state requirements to issue CCW permits to residents, and in some cases, non-residents; some reports claim concealed carry permit holders have grown 7x in the last 20 years. The concealed carry training industry is clearly a growth market.
Merchant Services for Businesses Offering CCW, CHL & LTC Courses
If you legally operate a business that offers CCW, CHL or LTC training classes, you may have been denied a merchant account by a mainstream bank or merchant services company. Or worse, your firearms training business may have had its merchant account terminated with little or no previous notice.
Many banks and merchant services providers will not accept your business for one of three reasons:
1. The federal government regulates firearm sales, and therefore, additional underwriting is required by the credit card processor. (Even if you don’t sell firearms and only sell ammo, your business may be lumped into this category by the bank.
2. Due to the current political climate, firearms and the 2nd Amendment are a “hot button” issue. Some banks and merchant services companies have taken an “anti” 2nd Amendment stance, refusing to work with these businesses, even if they are otherwise desirable clients.
This means no matter your political or social ideology, we will never discriminate against you, and we will never shut down your commerce engine. Our business exists to serve All Americans. As a veteran-owned company, we know and understand firsthand what it means to defend and uphold our American values. We intend to carry this tradition in our business. Our pursuit is to operate our company with the tenacity, discipline, consistency, and technical creativity of the US Navy Submariner.